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The Resource The lyre of Orpheus, Robertson Davies, (electronic resource)

The lyre of Orpheus, Robertson Davies, (electronic resource)

Label
The lyre of Orpheus
Title
The lyre of Orpheus
Statement of responsibility
Robertson Davies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Cornish Foundation, set up with money left by the late art expert, collector, and notable eccentric Francis Cornish, must choose a worthy undertaking upon which to expend a portion of its considerable funds. It is decided that the Foundation will fund the doctoral work of one Hulda Schnakenburg, a grumpy, difficult, and extraordinarily talented music student. Her task is to complete the score of an unfinished opera by the Romantic composer E.T.A. Hoffmann. Additionally, and against all common sense, the Foundation will undertake to stage the opera, entitled Arthur of Britain or The Magnanimous Cuckold. As the production takes shape, Hoffmann's restless spirit hovers rather too close for comfort, and his dictum "The lyre of Orpheus opens the door of the underworld" proves prophetic for many a participant as their lives begin to resemble the opera's plot
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1913-1995
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Davies, Robertson
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Frederick Davidson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Case, David
  • hoopla digital
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  • Opera
  • Arthurian romances
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The lyre of Orpheus, Robertson Davies, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 43 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781441709868
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10026131
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10026131
System control number
MWT10026131
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The lyre of Orpheus, Robertson Davies, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 43 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781441709868
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10026131
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10026131
System control number
MWT10026131
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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